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Reviewing Grant Proposals

Organized Grantmaking is Administratively Burdensome To the chagrin of many proposal authors, most funders do not provide feedback to rejected grant proposals. Even those that

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Open Door Philanthropy Podcast

The Open Door Philanthropy Podcast is an opportunity to dive deeper into how major giving works through long form interviews with major givers and experts in philanthropy.

Open Door Philanthropy Episodes

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Carmen James Randolph

Carmen James Randolph joined Dave for a two-hour, wide ranging discussion about the process of philanthropy and funding women of color.

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Season 4, Episode 3; Aleah Bacquie Vaughn, ED, CJI Fund

Aleah Bacquie Vaughn, Executive Director of the CJI Fund, sits down for a long, wide ranging interview with Dave that spans from Aleah’s childhood, to her career in Africa advocating for the release of political prisoners, to her work with CJI Fund supporting incarceration justice here in the US.

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Wine Grants

Our founder, a guest from the world of philanthropy, and a bottle of wine. This podcast ran from 2015 to 2017 and all of the episodes are archived here.

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"The" List

Our key takeaways and insights from each round of submissions.

Podcasts

Our podcasts seek to connect various aspects of the philanthropy world and provide insights into the world of funding, programming and implementation.

Articles

Our articles are important resources for funders and fundraisers, grant writers and grant makers.

Events

We love to get together with our evaluators and fellow travelers within the world of philanthropy to share ideas and improve our work.

We hosted a Symposium on Inclusive Philanthropy on July 28th and 29th, 2021. More info (including recordings of most of the sessions) can be found here